Published October 12, 2021
Last Modified October 12, 2021
Uniting Vic Tas
Location
164 Banksia Street, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Ivanhoe
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
October 25, 2021

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Casual or Part Time (Full rotating roster)

About the opportunity

The Enrolled Nurse contributes to the provision of a safe and hospitable environment for clients voluntarily seeking withdrawal from the acute use of alcohol and/or other drugs by:

  • Actively supporting clients to achieve their individual treatment plans including drug withdrawal, in conjunction with the Registered Nurse at Curran Place, a 16 bed Adult and Mother Baby Withdrawal facility.
  • Supervising and providing assistance with daily living activities
  • Facilitating and encouraging client participation in program activities

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Registration as a Medication Endorsed Division 2 nurse with AHPRA.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment)
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment)
  • Extensive demonstrated practical experience as an Enrolled Nurse
  • Ability to contribute to and support the provision of educational groups and activities for clients undergoing withdrawal.
  • Ability and preparedness to assist clients with daily living tasks in a way that preserves dignity and encourages self- reliance.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Monday 25 October 2021

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Rose McCrohan, Manager – Mother & Baby Withdrawal Unit on 0422 015 208

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Registration as a Medication Endorsed Division 2 nurse with AHPRA.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment)
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment)
  • Between 1 – 5 years practical experience as an EN
  • Ability to contribute to and support the provision of educational groups and activities for clients undergoing withdrawal.
  • Ability and preparedness to assist clients with daily living tasks in a way that preserves dignity and encourages self- reliance.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to work under supervision, to take appropriate individual and team responsibility for the welfare of staff and clients, and to contribute to the maintenance of a safe and hospitable environment for clients in the service.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating and working with a range of people and organisations in contact with the service and clients, such as families, significant others, students, relevant self-help and mutual aid groups, referring agencies, and other treatment, support, education and vocational services.
  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values.
  • Ability to understand and take appropriate responsibility for the physical care of clients (including service infection control procedures); and to observe and report communications and interactions with and between clients to the Registered Nurse and the Manager.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating and working with persons with problematic drug and/or alcohol use; e.g. ability to deal with clients and potential clients in a calm, tolerant, non-judgemental and positive manner; ability to engage clients and potential clients in program activities.
  • Agreement and willingness to work rotating rostered shifts over the full 24-hour period (including night shift).
  • Demonstrated skills in teamwork and use of conflict resolution processes.